Do you ever wake up to the sounds of tiny voices?
Do you ever wake up to the sounds of tiny voices, growing louder and louder?
Do you ever wake up to the sounds of tiny voices, growing louder and louder into an argument?
Do you ever wake up to the sounds of tiny voices, growing louder and louder into an argument and it’s not your kids?
Well, I do, especially on Saturdays.
I wake up to the sound of tiny voices in my head, growing louder and louder into an argument and it’s not my kids.
It’s two little dudes.
One has a halo and is wearing a white junior 10 parkrun T-shirt.
The other dude seems to have horns and a tail and is dressed in a red 50 parkruns T-shirt.
They always seem to argue, especially on Saturdays and it goes something like this:
A: Come on, get going parkrun starts in 15 minutes. Bring your barcode and for St Patrick’s sake put on some shorts!
D: Chill out, it will be there again next week.
A: Hey, listen to this run director or you may not hear the parkrun rules!
D: Phew, it’s the same as last week. Hurry up, I am freezing!
A: Oh, look at all those visitors coming all the way from… From?
A: And all the first timers. Any first timers?
D: Well, they look like someone dragged them here against their will. Either that or they are just lost.
A: Yay, we are running now. That’s it keep to the left, stay close to your kids, say ‘hi’ to those you meet, go around the flag!
D: Oi, get out of the way, I am going for a PB here!
A: You can’t talk to people like that!
D: Yes, I can,
A: No, you can’t.
D: Yes, I can.
A: No, you can’t.
D: Yes, I can. Watch me!
An on they go.
And in case you are wondering who wins, the answer is whoever I listen to the most.
Now, here is a bunch of fine folk who don’t battle voices in their heads (especially voices with poor Irish and German accents).
Our volunteers today are: Alexandra, Lisa, Andrew, Hugo, Jo, Brett, Rosie, Gary, Jordan. A round of applause as an expression of gratitude please!
Two final public announcements: the Summit run early bird offer has been extended until tomorrow and our parkrun birthday will be in two weeks time. Wear fluoro colors. Stick around after the run for a chat and optionally bring a plate to share.
That’s me done. Over to you Alexandra. Have a great run and don’t pay any attention to the tiny voices in your heads!
To work on my foreign accent, I watched “how to speak with a Scottish/German accents” videos on YouTube like this one:
i => ъи
th => d or t
l comes from front of mouth like “lovely” not like “kettle”
ou => eu